LEGACY Young Leaders Team Up with Hands On Nashville

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LEGACY Young Leaders Team Up with Hands On Nashville to help Glen Leven Farm

by Brittany Moore

The month of June is such a beautiful time of year in Tennessee and a great time to get outside to make a difference.   LEGACY Young Leaders recently convened for a post-workday volunteer opportunity at Glen Leven Farm.   Our young leaders arrived dressed ready to get down and dirty for a good cause.  We were quickly put to work pulling weeds in the education garden and the flower beds surrounding Glen Leven Estate as well as cleaning up fallen tree branches around the area.  In 2012, Glen Leven Farm was recognized by the Nashville Tree Foundation as a designated arboretum so, as you can imagine, this was no easy feat.

Immediately after volunteer check-in, Katie Randall, Glen Leven Education and Outreach Coordinator, took the group on a tour of the Glen Leven pre-Civil War mansion constructed in 1857.  With stunningly high ceilings, a hospital room displaying its original crown moulding, and several floor-to-ceiling mirrors, you can feel Glen Leven’s history prickling your skin as your feet sweep across the wooden floors.

The LEGACY Young Leaders chose the Glen Leven Farm volunteer opportunity through Hands On Nashville. 

“A few of us volunteered for the Hands On Nashville Day 2012 last September and had a blast,” said Kelley Cash, LEGACY Client Relations & Events Coordinator.  “We saw this opportunity and thought it’d be a cool place that needed the help.  Everyone enjoyed their time working together. The farm is absolutely serene and relaxing - you would never know it was located a few miles south of downtown.”

The group ended the day feeling energized that they made a difference in the restoration of a property that is rich in Tennessee history.

The Land Trust for Tennessee’s Glen Leven Farm is a 65-acre farm located at 4000 Franklin Pike. 

For volunteer opportunities through Hands On Nashville, visit:  http://www.hon.org/

For more information on Glen Leven Farm, visit:  http://www.landtrusttn.org/

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